All forms of teen sexual activity, including dating that could be construed as attempted sex between teenagers, will become criminal offenses under a new bill being presented to the federal German parliament by the ruling coalition, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported.
Under wording of the proposed law introduced by the Federal Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries of the Social Democrats, even a teenager inviting another on a date at the cinema is culpable, as it could be taken as a “perpetrator” attempt at engaging in sexual activities with the “victim”.
Things could get even worse if one buys the cinema ticket to the other, as prosecutors can then prove that a “fee” has been paid for sexual services with a minor.
The proposed law would lead to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 being charged as adults for sex crimes.
Zypries has come under heavy criticism by the legal experts who describe the law as “draconian,” but the government is claiming that it is only trying bring German legislation in line with European Union directives on child protection.
If European Union directives are stupid enough to turn the victims into perps, they need to be scrapped.